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#1700121 - 12/31/09 09:28 PM Anyone using a 25-06 for deer
JoninTN
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I just traded for one this week, but I've not shot it or even found any ammo for it yet. I was wondering if any of you are using them for deer and how you like it? Any cons other than ammo price/availabilty?
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#1700430 - 01/01/10 12:18 AM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: JoninTN]
tndrbstr
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Welcome to the site ....I don't shoot one but i can't imagine any deer complainin about that round for more than second or two!!!... \:D
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#1700482 - 01/01/10 04:02 AM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: tndrbstr]
B&C chaser
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I've only killed a couple with a 25-06, but they all went down quickly.I shoot the 117 grain federal sierra game kings
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#1701068 - 01/01/10 12:11 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: B&C chaser]
Buccaneer
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I shoot a Ruger No.1 in 25-06, same loads as B&C. Never had one move out of its tracks with farthest shot at 110 yards. The 25-06 is one heck of a deer cartridge.
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#1702355 - 01/01/10 08:59 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Buccaneer]
rem270
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never heard nothing bad about a 25/06

Edited by rem270 (01/01/10 08:59 PM)
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#1702508 - 01/01/10 09:58 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: rem270]
KANATI McD
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winchester 115 grain ballistic tip...works great for me
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#1702840 - 01/02/10 09:19 AM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: KANATI McD]
AllOutdoors
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Federal Premium 100 grain Ballistic Tips have worked for me. Only 2 does but both were DRT. Handloads work great too.
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#1704846 - 01/03/10 01:11 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: AllOutdoors]
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My buddy hunts with a 25.06. He killed a nice 8 pt on New Years Eve with it. Ran maybe 30 yards.
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#1705309 - 01/03/10 06:33 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: doc]
harley 2008
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120 remington core lokts drops them in there tracks every time!
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#1705574 - 01/03/10 08:20 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: harley 2008]
Locksley
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Welcome to the TNDEER site . I have a 25/06 built on a NIKO Golden Eagle 7000 action that my son will get to use as I am putting my old Redfield 3X9 wildfield scope on it for him to use , I sold my Remington 7400 automatic rifle to my nephew who was useing it . The brothers son wanted a new Nikon scope .
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#1705620 - 01/03/10 08:37 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
HAMMERTIME
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HAVE HUNTED FOR 25/06 FOR TEN YEARS. I HAVE SHOT DEER FROM 10 YARDS TO 350 YARDS NOT ONE HAS EVER TAKEN THE NEXT STEP. GREAT ROUND.
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#1705686 - 01/03/10 09:03 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: HAMMERTIME]
JA1234
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I have hunted with one for about a year. shot yote drop in tracks. Shot 190 pound deer at 40 yards with 117 grain hornady's and bad shot placement almost cost me not to find it. I hit it dead in shoulder bone no exit... just hair at site of shot. 40 yards as he went under fence found one drop of blood and did so every 10 -30 yards till I found deer about 150 yards from shot. So my bet is good shot placement no worries. poor shot placement you better be ready to crawl on hands and knees. even though mine didnt travel far it was far enough, had I not found those hairs I may have not searched hard enough to recover that deer.
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#1706050 - 01/04/10 07:44 AM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: JA1234]
JoninTN
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Thanks for the input guys. I believe this will be my farm gun next year..
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#1710544 - 01/06/10 12:39 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
chall
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My 1st deer rifle was a 25-06 and I still hunt with it the majority of the time today. Have killed 6 this year with it. Shot a doe at 195 yards Sunday afternoon and she dropped in her tracks. Great gun! I think you will like it.
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#1713074 - 01/07/10 02:20 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
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#1720108 - 01/11/10 05:19 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Panther78]
Happy Birthday lung-buster
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They are a great round. I have had several deer run but I have found them all.
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#1770866 - 02/06/10 07:25 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: lung-buster]
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Tikka 25-06 3.5x10x50 Leupold 117gr Hornady light magnum BTSP
Coyote,Deer,Hogs.....STONE DEAD
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#1770972 - 02/06/10 08:26 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: KODAK]
redblood
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I built a 25-06 for yote calling. Built it on a 98 mauser with a douglas xx barrel. Shoots great. Killed a buck and a handful of predators with it. Found out it was too much round and too much gun for preds and too heavy to tote around deer hunting. 25-06 is a great deer round, just wish it was in a lighter package.
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#1776588 - 02/09/10 12:27 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: JoninTN]
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Yes Sir, I have a Ruger 25-06. I took the first deer, a doe with it last fall. She went maybe 10 yards and dropped. I use the Remington Core-loked ammo you can find at Wal-Mart.
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#1776926 - 02/09/10 02:20 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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my dad has shot one for years he loves it.
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#1778633 - 02/10/10 08:35 AM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Dodgeball]
Locksley
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I built a 25-06 for Deer hunting and yote calling hunting . I built it on a model 98 mauser action with a douglas xx barrel. I like the 30/06 family of cartridges. The 25/06 , 270 Winchester , 30/06 , 35/06 0r 35 Whelen are all good cartridges for our American hunting.
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#1787973 - 02/14/10 11:03 AM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: KANATI McD]
BigCountry71
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 Originally Posted By: McDIVITT
winchester 115 grain ballistic tip...works great for me


Ditto!
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#1979520 - 06/30/10 09:02 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: BigCountry71]
FOOTER
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 Originally Posted By: BigCountry71
 Originally Posted By: McDIVITT
winchester 115 grain ballistic tip...works great for me


Ditto!
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#1979622 - 06/30/10 10:14 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: FOOTER]
Braggin Rights
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I bought my 25-06 when I was 18. I said I would get a higher caliber rifle if I ever lost a deer. I haven't bought a new rifle yet and I am 31 now.
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#1980610 - 07/01/10 09:25 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: JoninTN]
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I dont have one but i have never heard anything negative on it and in my opinion will do as good a job as anything you can own in a deer rifle
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#1989138 - 07/11/10 05:05 AM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
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I was really tempted to get a 700 in 25-06 the other day, I still may .
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#2987768 - 10/18/12 03:37 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: 10mm4me]
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I always wonder about these - "shot 50 deer so far and never a one took a step" claims - but then I'm not going to get into that. \:\)

I hunted almost exclusively with a 25-06 for 17 or so years. It did drop some deer instantly or almost instantly but then like any cartridge, some would take off like a rocket for 50 yards or so. I liked the 115 or 120 grain Nosler Partitions myself. The nose blows off and does big damage while the base goes all the way out the other side.

Speaking of droping 'em in their tracks. I have deer hunted a fair amount of time with a 460 Weatherby(don't laugh) loaded with full-house 300 grain Barnes bullets. 2,850-2,900fps I've hit several deer with that beast and had the bullet expand to 75 caliber or more and penetrate all the way through with some staying inside too. You can't get much more energy dumped inside a deer than that and STILL I've had some run the typical 50 yards. I had one that ran aver 100 with me hitting it 3 times using this load. The 1st shot was too far back though....the 2nd and 3rd were perfect behind-the-shoulder broadside hits at 100 to 125 yards. The deer was running across an open field. So I don't see it being realistic to expect a rifle to drop every deer right where it stands.

Anyhow, having said that, the 25-06 is one of the very best all around deer rifles there is in my opinion.

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#2994221 - 10/22/12 09:42 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
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I have a 25-06 Ruger M77 and the 25-06 set up for the TC Encore...I love them both ! I use Hornady Custom 117 grain SST ammo.
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#2994318 - 10/22/12 10:48 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
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My brother has slayed many deer with one.
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#2997721 - 10/24/12 08:34 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Locksley]
agelesssone
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Hit'em where they live and they won't go far. Should be no problem being a 300 yard gun. Light recoil, just as good as a .243. Deer here in TN are pretty small bodied anyway. 22-250 works just as good.
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#3017839 - 11/05/12 08:47 PM Re: Anyone using a 25-06 for deer [Re: Boone 58]
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Great for whitetail!!!
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